By Cait Connor, July 13, 2021
Ride, Sally, Ride!
Open Sky Group Sponsors Women’s Racing Project in Queensland, Australia
When a lack of participation caused competitive cycling authorities to put the brakes on women’s team competitions in Queensland, Australia, international road racing cyclist Cassandra Dodd decided to put women back in the race. Dodd founded the Women’s Racing Project (WRP). WRP is dedicated to developing female cyclists in Southeast Queensland (SEQ).
We teamed up with our Open Sky Group buddies in Brisbane and FourPL, who are cycling enthusiasts themselves, as lead sponsors of WRP.
Women’s Racing Project Goes Full Cycle for Young Female Athletes
Nurturing and growing young riders, fostering a vibrant, fun, and competitive environment, and encouraging more women to develop winning traits at the highest levels is what WRP is all about. At Open Sky Group, we appreciate this dedication to training and mentoring. It’s part of our DNA, as well.
WRP’s greater mission is to:
- Provide a platform for elite female cyclists in SEQ to race competitively at state and national levels
- Provide a development pathway for young and aspiring riders to learn from an elite team and receive dedicated support through training and racing
- Support sponsors through continuous engagement and recognition throughout the season
- Give back to the local cycling community and encourage women’s cycling by participating in local races and charity rides
Always on Course to Improve
Open Sky Group is a big believer in continuous improvement. We believe WRP epitomizes this characteristic where it matters most – where the rubber meets the road.
As we partner with WRP in its mission to expand the ranks of elite women cyclists and encourage young women to saddle up and compete, we look forward to strengthening their ability to impact the community. WRP is setting the pace for new generations of women on and off the track.